Courts and Crime

  • Woman accused of changing lease documents

        On March 8, the Bedford Police Department responded to the 400 block of Jackson Street to speak with a complainant about problems that she discovered with her lease documents. 

  • Man shot, then arrested for assault and battery

        Just after midnight last Wednesday, August 15, Bedford County 911 received a call from a resident at Shady Grove Drive.
        The caller stated that she had heard someone outside of her residence. She then called her father, who lives next door, and told him.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, when her father showed up, they both checked around the outside of the house. She said she found Jesse Carter hiding outside of the residence behind the air conditioning unit.

  • Woman guilty of child abduction, neglect

         Sherry Ruth Keen, 61, entered no contest pleas, in Bedford County Circuit Tuesday, to charges of felony child neglect and abduction.

        The charges resulted from what authorities found when  the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assisted Bedford County Child Protective Services on the welfare check of a young child on Sunnydale Court  on April 23.

  • Moneta man faces 22 charges for alleged break-ins


  • Bedford man faces six months in jail for accident that hurt passenger

        A 24-year-old Bedford man will spend six months in jail for an accident that occurred September 10 of last year while he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
        Shane David Danby pleaded no contest to charges of felony maiming while driving while intoxicated and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense.
        Judge James Updike sentenced Danby to three years in prison on the maiming charge with all but six months suspended. Danby received a 30-day suspended sentence on the DWI charge.

  • Bedford man faces child porn charges

        On July 30, Gordon Matthew Goff, 24, of Rocky Ford Road, Bedford, was arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sexual exploitation of children. 
        Investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, from both the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Bedford Police Department, participated in the investigation, and execution of a search warrant at his residence.

  • Forest teen facing charges in fatal accident

        Virginia State Police Trooper N.J. Houck has obtained charges against the 17-year-old male driver who was allegedly responsible for the May 6, 2018, fatal crash in Bedford County.
        Those charges include DUI, manslaughter-DUI, maiming-DUI, reckless driving, driving between midnight and 4 a.m., and driving with three or more passengers  under  the  age  of  21. 

  • BCSO responds to assault and battery case

        Last Thursday, July 19 at 10:07 p.m., Bedford County 911 received a call from a woman advising she had received a call from her step-mother, stating that the caller’s father had allegedly assaulted her.

  • County man charged in alleged altercation with his brother

        Last Wednesday July 18 at 7:30 p.m., Bedford County 911 received a call from a man on Board Mountain Road.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office the caller alleged his brother had assaulted him. A Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene and spoke with the victim, who was covered in blood and missing several teeth.

  • Vinton man guilty of computer solicitation

    A 26-year-old Vinton man pleaded guilty to five charges of computer solicitation in Bedford Circuit Court Tuesday.

        The charges stem from an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force case in which an officer posing as a 13-year-old girl responded to a Craig’s List ad posted by Kyler Ryan Millman, according to Chief Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacey Gardner. The ICAC investigator responded by stating, “Hey, I’m bored, 13 years old, hope I’m not wasting your time.”